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Where did the English Durgin family come from? What is the English Durgin family crest and coat of arms? When did the Durgin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Durgin family history?The Durgin surname is a habitational name, originally taken on from the city of Durham, in northeastern England. This place name comes from the Old English "dun," meaning "hil."’
Spelling variations of this family name include: Durham, Durehame, Durrame, Dirom and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durgin research. Another 184 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1246 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Durgin History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Durgin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Durgin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 186 words(13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Durgin Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Durgin Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ultra fert animus
Motto Translation: The mind bears onwards
The Durgin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Durgin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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